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The Italians learn about the mysteries of Enigma



The Italian version of an exhibition "Enigma. Decifrare una Vittoria" (Enigma. Decipher Victory) devoted to the Polish mathematicians who broke the codes of a German encrypting machine, Enigma, earns more and more popularity among the cities of the Italian Peninsula. On 18th November this year, a solemn inauguration of the exhibition took place in the Exhibition Room of the Office for the City of Latina, located in Casa Del Combattente.


The visitors found the vernissage and the exhibition subject very interesting. Apart from the numerous group of guests, the opening was attended by the representatives of the local authorities – Jadwiga Pietrasik, Head of the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Rome, Zdzisław Potański, President of the "Association without Boundaries" (Associazione Senza Frontiere) from Latina, and local media. A lecture concerning the achievements of Polish cryptologists was delivered by Professor Leszek Kuk – Director of the Scientific Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Rome.

Latina is a city in central Italy, located 80 kilometres south-east of Rome. Currently, it has over 100 thousand inhabitants and is the second largest city in the Lazio region. Latina is also an administrative seat of the Latina province.

The exhibition was prepared with the cooperation of Marek Woźniak, Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, and dr Krzysztof Strzałka, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Milan. The presentation of the exhibition was possible owing to the efforts of the "Association without Boundaries" and the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Rome. The "Enigma. Decifrare una Vittoria" exposition was presented in Latina on 25th November this year. Earlier, from 7th July to 26th September, the Italian version of the exhibition was presented in Mateureka Museo del Calcolo in Pennabilli, located near the Adriatic resort, Rimini.